Instrumental Music K-12 Licensure Pathway

Take your passion for music into the classroom by earning your K-12 licensure in education.

If teaching music in a K-12 school is your calling, then a music degree with an emphasis in K-12 licensure is a good choice. You can choose to emphasize your coursework in either instrumental licensure or vocal/general licensure depending on your career plans. Both options include courses in musicianship and performance, music history, pedagogy and conducting, among other topics. Private instruction and ensemble participation is also included.

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Career Opportunities

  • Music Educator

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Academic Program Requirements

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“UT Martin has smaller class sizes, which gives more opportunity for one-on-one discussions with professors. ”
Nylan Barr
Nylan Barr
Vocal Performance

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Because we’re part of the University of Tennessee System, UT Martin allows you to take advantage of one of the lowest costs of attendance in the state. And with small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios, you won’t just be another face in the crowd—you’ll be a valued member of the Skyhawk community.
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UT Martin students’ satisfaction with their entire educational experience ranked first in the latest survey among Tennessee public universities.


The University of Tennessee at Martin is a vibrant learning community that combines big-school opportunities with a friendly, small-town feel. Take advantage of top-quality academics that will give you the support you need to soar.

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Department of Music
Dr. Jody Blake, Interim Chair
16 Mt. Pelia Rd.
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238